Frontliners celebrate under new norm

Frontliners in protective suits pray before a disinfection operation. File photo: Reuters

KUCHING: The year 2021 marks the second consecutive year that Labour Day is celebrated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Those who work as frontliners carry heavy responsibilities in curbing the spread of Covid-19.

All parties are urged to adopt the new norms and to always be aware of the important role of every public and private worker towards the social and economic development of the country during this difficult period.

Iskandar Joni
Iskandar Joni (Radio Announcer)

“As civil servants, we need to be innovative in disseminating information because it is very important for us as we enter the second year of the war with Covid-19. So to all the frontliners, thank you for your sacrifices.

“Whatever we have, we have to take good care of them properly. Most importantly we must adapt to the new style of working as we are dealing with the Covid-19 outbreak. InsyaAllah we will win. Happy Labour Day.”

Connie Grace Ujan
Connie Grace Ujan (Poetry Journalist)

“I hope all of us during this period can continue to withstand the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and we will go through this difficult period together.

“Although the Ministry of Health, police, military, and others have done their best to fight Covid-19 and flatten the curve of infection among the community, I hope that the community will also play their roles.

“Don’t attend unnecessary social gatherings and don’t go out if there is no need to.”

Captain (PA) Zuriza Sharkawi
Captain (PA) Zuriza Sharkawi (Civil Defence Force Officer)

“As one of the women Civil Defence Force (APM) officers given this responsibility and trust, I am certainly proud of the challenging tasks in the current period, especially in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic.

“In conjunction with Labour Day, I hope all of us frontliners can continue to persevere in carrying out our duties. The community must always adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set to help us deal with the spread of this pandemic.